What's new in pediatric limb lengthening and deformity correction?

Adrienne R. Socci, David Horn, Eric D. Fornari, Akshay Lakra, Jacob F. Schulz, Melinda S. Sharkey

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Abstract

Over the past 5 years, published literature regarding treatment of pediatric limb deformity and limb length discrepancy demonstrates much interest in better understanding, categorizing and treating these challenging problems. Many studies explore expanding and refining indications for traditional treatment methods like guided growth techniques. Other studies have evaluated the results of new techniques such as lengthening via mechanized intramedullary nails. Additionally, series comparing older and newer techniques such as lengthening with external devices versus mechanized nails are becoming increasingly available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e598-e602
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume40
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

Keywords

  • Blount disease
  • bone deformity
  • bone growth modulation
  • limb length discrepancy
  • pseudarthrosis of the tibia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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